On Thursday, November 28th at 6 pm EST, the Russian History Foundation will present a free public lecture in the N.N. Alexandrov building at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (Jordanville, NY). For those who are not able to attend in person, the lecture will be streamed live in its entirety on this page.
Russian specialist and independent curator Marilyn Swezey will present the gripping story of Russia’s last imperial family under house arrest in the Alexander Palace. Learn about the life of Tsar Nicholas II and his family during the five months spent in captivity in their own residence following the emperor’s abdication in 1917. Swezey draws on first-hand accounts by a chaplain, the tsar’s attendants, and government officials to provide a fascinating glimpse into the imperial family’s experiences in confinement before being sent into exile.
Mrs. Swezey is the editor of the recent release by Holy Trinity Publications, The Romanovs Under House Arrest: From the 1917 Diary of a Palace Priest, to which she also contributed a Historical Setting and Epilogue.